Review by Jeremy Poole
A story with a great premise, the remnants of society trapped in the Moscow underground. Within its tunnels the entire modern history of politics is acted out, all the while death is everywhere. Sounds like it could be good, and it has lots of good reviews.
However, I have to say I’ve rarely read such a tedious, poorly written book. I don’t know whether it is the translation that is so badly done or the original was the same but. This book is repetitive, dull as Moscow in winter and long, very long.
There were some well written views on political and theological points of view, but these did little to brighten this gloomy tale.
I believe one star is generous.